Court of Appeal Justice Francis Tuiyott has upheld the ruling on the BBI (Building Bridges Initiative). He said on Friday, 20th August while delivering judgement in the court that IEBC was not constituted properly to collect and also verify the signatures approving the constitutional change.
“To hold that the quorum of IEBC can be anything less than 4 Commissioners, is to weaken the commission. I hold that IEBC was not appropriately constituted when it verified the signatures", Tuiyott said.
He added that, “The IEBC Act further provides that the quorum for the IEBC shall be at least five members-and it is upon this statutory provision that the Petitioners predicated their claim."
On 13th May, which was on a Thursday, a bench of five Judges ruled in favour of petitioners (eight of them) who desired to bar the initial bill from proceeding to referendum. The judges were Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Teresia Matheka, Chacha Mwita and Jairus Ngaah.
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